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Paul Robeson Tomato

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Paul Robeson Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
This legendary tomato won us over at the taste test table! 4' tall plants yield red-brown fruits.

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A "black" type tomato with a distinctive smoky and sweet flavor, this Russian heirloom consistently wins taste tests around the country. Lovingly named after Paul Robeson, a famous opera singer, linguist and equal rights champion who nearly had his career destroyed for standing up to the infamous McCarthy committee in the 1950's. He was idolized and well respected in Russia, and this tomato has quite a loyal following as well! 6-12 ounce fruits with dark green shoulders.
Number of Seeds 25 seeds
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 80 days
Height at Maturity 48 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches
Start seeds indoors early, about 10 weeks before last frost. Seeds germinate best at 80 degrees F. Do not over water, and keep temperature warm but not hot to prevent damping off. Transplant outdoors after threat of frost has passed. Cherokee purple is indeterminate but only grows up to 5' high. Provide with proper support. A bit of pruning increasing yield of fruit. Do not over water, and water at the base of the plant if possible to help reduce occurance of disease. Harvest when tomatoes are fully ripe for best flavor.

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